It is with much sadness that Star boating Patron Bill Young CMG passed away Monday 13 July 2009.
Prior to his acceptence as Patron, Bill was the president of Star Boating Club and the MC for the clubs 125 year anniversary.
Born in Kawakawa, Bill served during World War II with New Zealand 2nd Division in North Africa.
He was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 1981, then appointed as a High commssioner. He was made a Companion of the Order of St John and St Michaelin 1984.
Bill married Isobel Joan Luke in 1946, had five children.